Digital Rebellion have just posted a great guide on Adobe Premiere Pro’s render options. We thought it was definitely worth letting you know about. The guide explains the ‘Render at Maximum Depth’, ‘Use Maximum Render Quality’, ‘Use Frame Blending’ & ‘Use Previews’ options, what they do, and what they are useful for.
For example, here is Digital Rebellion’s rundown on ‘Render at Maximum Depth’:
This renders content at 32-bit color depth. Very few output formats actually support 32-bit color but processing at this depth can produce better quality for compositing and effects operations before being scaled back to the output format’s bit depth. It can reduce or eliminate artifacts and banding in your video but that benefit comes at the cost of an increase in processing time, so only use it when completely necessary.
You may benefit from this option in the following situations:
- Your source media has a higher bit depth than the format you are outputting to
- Your sequence contains heavy compositing or lots of layered effects (particularly layered color corrections)
- Your sequence contains very high contrast or very low contrast images (for example subtle gradients)
You can read more about Premiere’s color processing here.
Check out the full article here.